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Genus Chirosia

Anthomyiidae, puparium - Chirosia filicis Chirosia filicis - male Chirosia filicis - male fly - Chirosia flavipennis Chirosia pusillans - male Root-maggot Fly - Chirosia betuleti - male Fern leaf miner - Chirosia filicis Chirosia betuleti - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Calyptratae)
Superfamily Muscoidea
Family Anthomyiidae (Root-Maggot Flies)
Genus Chirosia
Identification
Most adults are distinguished from most Anthomyiidae by the development of strong medial rows of bristles on abdominal tergites 3-5 in addition to the usual apical rows. Hylemya has similar rows on tergites 4-5 only, and has a plumose arista unlike most Chirosia.
Range
Widespread. The distribution of the genus generally follows the distribution of ferns, being absent from deserts.
Remarks
Larvae develop in ferns.